Need to Get a TV this Season? Here are the Types You should Look for

Anderson Ozakpo
Need to Get a TV this Season? Here are the Types You should Look for
Need to Get a TV this Season? Here are the Types You should Look for

Allow me to shed some details a little better to make it way easier for you to know what you’re choosing when picking out a TV Set to complete your “single adult life”, family experience, gaming rig or just that empty space on your wall you wish to hang a screen, …smiles.

An LCD (liquid crystal display)

These are very common to find and very pocket-friendly too which makes it a good entry-level option than an LED or OLED. The backlighting of an LCD is conventional cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL) which are bulky when compared to LED hence, the bulky nature of LCD Display. Also, their viewing angles are limited. Students may find this a great deal or entry-level staffs—greatness starts here.Types of TV

A Plasma TV

This is great for a personal home theater—a dark room and a very big screen—because they tend to have excellent colour quality, high contrast and a wide viewing angle that makes it easy for friends and family to gather around the screen and still see a clear picture from where they’re sitting. Before you say “ah ha!”, they can suffer from glare issues with external or ambient light.

An LED (light emitting diode)

These are like LCD TVs and are also a widely-available option, however, LED televisions to owe their slim nature and improved contrast ratio to the array of tiny light-emitting diodes that provide back-lighting as opposed to the CCFL in LCDs. Its advantage is a great contrast ratio and energy saving capabilities. Although they are more expensive than a Plasma or an LCD, but less than an OLED.

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OLEDs (organic light emitting diodes)

TVs are super-thin with high contrast ratios, as black pixels will actually be emitting no light, which creates great cinematic visuals. They perform well in brighter rooms; they also have high contrast ratios. They use organic light emitting diodes which produce light themselves, they have no need for back-lights. OLEDs are also expensive to make right now, so you’ll have to pay more for all these best-of-class features, we can only hope prices come down soon.

QLEDs (quantum-dot light-emitting diodes)

QLED is the latest evolution of LED TVs. They make use of quantum dots to enhance performance in the key picture and quality imaging. For instance, Samsung claims its QLED TVs offer brightness levels that meet and exceed any competing TV technology, offer better black levels than other LED TVs, and can reproduce more colours than LED TVs without quantum dots.

Word of advice:

A QLED or OLED TV is the best you can get at the moment. Although LED TVs are the most widely available, an LCD or Plasma has a high demand as well, which might be great for you depending on your room specifications and the depth of your pocket or the taste of your preference.


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